Hello my curlyfriendsssss ☺
My name is Brittany and I decided to go natural in 2015. I’m a YouTube fanatic so I would always look on YouTube for videos about weave and make up all the time. As I watching these videos, I came across videos of natural hair YouTubers, and I fell in looooooove. Around late 2014, my hair began to break off from sew ins and not taking care of my hair. I cut my hair into a pixie cut in October of 2014. After this cut, my hair grew tremendously. So I began to think, now is a good time to begin transitioning. I began to fall in love with my curls and there was no turning back because crack is whack, lol.
April 26, 2015 was my last relaxer. I transitioned for a little less than a year. During the summer, I would wear rod sets or have protective styles such sew ins and braids. From watching naturalistas on YouTube, I’ve learned that with natural hair, you can’t leave your hair not moisturized for too long before it begin to break off. So I wouldn’t have a particular style for too long because I didn’t want my hair to break off. Transitioning was a breeze for me since I wore protective styles all the time.
I big chopped on April 3, 2016. I am now 19 months post relaxer and 7 months post big chop. The main thing I’ve noticed fairly quickly that our hair is naturally dry, so moisture is a MUST! I have extremely think 4a/4b hair and my hair can get pretty dry these days. I maintain my moisture by doing the LOC method every other night before bed to retain moisture throughout the week. I start off with Crème of Nature leave in, followed with tea tree oil and Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie for my crème. Throughout my entire natural hair journey, these products have become my staples. [HUGE TIP: apply products in the shower] My hair has grown so much since April and I am still amazed til this day of my hair. Don’t be afraid to go natural, embrace those curls ☺